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A few shore birds from yesterday

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Allan, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. I got to the beach at 5:30 yesterday morning but did not take a single shot till almost 7:00. There were few birds around early and they were very skittish. I could not gt close enough to shoot - they would fly away.
    Finally, they started eating and bathing.

    Semipalmated Plover
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    Last month I shot piping plover chicks. However, I had not seen any in almost a month. I thought all had been wiped out by the storms and high water we have had. I did see a few juveniles yesterday, however. Glad there was some breeding success.
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    On the way out I saw a short-billed dowitcher.

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  2. Beautiful Allan, love them all. Nice and sharp! What lens and camera did you use? You removed all your EXIF data.
     
  3. I used a D300 with a 600 VR lens. The first and last had a 1.7 tc; the others had a 1.4 tc.
     
  4. excellent
     
  5. Nice work, Allan. A very nice series and thank you for sharing them.
     
  6. Bolts

    Bolts

    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    Can't have too many birds having baths shots! Love them all, as usual.
     
  7. Great shot as always!
    Well done.
     
  8. Excellent series Allan.
     
  9. Thanks Larry, Pia, Alex, Tom, and Randy.

    Pia, the beach is hot here - summer began last week.
     
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  10. Very, very nice images Allan. All are well done and so interesting to view. Glad to see that the 1.7tc is also very useful. Thanks for sharing and nice work.
     
  11. okcandids

    okcandids

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    Jan 12, 2008
    Southern NH
    Excellent images, Allan.
     
  12. JonDM

    JonDM

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    Jul 29, 2009
    Easley, SC
    They're all so cute, great captures. I really like how small the dof is, but how well the bird is in focus.
     
  13. Bolts

    Bolts

    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    You just think the beach is hot there because you aren't here.

    We've been getting GORGEOUS clouds here with the rains. Can't buy a cloud in February in Tampa, eh?
     
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